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(Jan. 24, 2020) – On Jan. 14, the Almond Board of California (ABC) announced a new strategic partnership with the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to the protection and…
Jan 23, 2020 // Almond Bloom and Bees
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SALT LAKE CITY, /PRNewswire/ -- As beekeepers from across the U.S. arrive in California for the annual almond pollination season next month, their hives will be placed in orchards soon to…
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(MODESTO, Calif.) – Preceding the start of the annual almond pollination season in February, the California almond community is launching a new five-point Pollinator Protection Plan. A collection of…
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We are disappointed in The Guardian’s portrayal of the California almond industry’s impact on honey bee health as well as subsequent misleading articles.   As an industry we are committed to…
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At this point in the crop year, growers should ensure they’ve done all they can to prepare for hive arrival. While confirming a bee drop-off area, hive locations and registration are all necessary…
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It’s hard to imagine a grower more passionate about cover crops than Ben King. The owner of Colusa-based Pacific Gold Agriculture has been planting cover crops in his almond and pecan orchards for…
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Everyone involved in almond production appreciates the importance of honey bees. During almond bloom, 60% of the nation’s honey bees are imported to California to pollinate the crop. The last thing…
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Optimal Yield Series — Part Three In this third installment of our four-part “Optimal Yield Series,” Almond Board of California’s (ABC) Sebastian Saa discusses conditions and practices for…
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With long-term water supplies constantly on farmers’ minds, you won’t find many complaining about the wet start this year – each rainy day brings with it a chance to build snowpack in the mountains,…
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Optimal Yield Series – Part Two (March 6, 2020) - As mentioned in part one of this series, an orchard’s ultimate yield is driven by three important factors: number of flowers, the percentage of…